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Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times' digital aggregation product, Times247. She's also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

** FILE ** This Feb. 19, 2003, file photo shows Mont Blanc, western Europe's highest mountain. (AP Photo/Patrick Gardin, File)

Helicopters scour Alpine mountain for 6 missing climbers

Rescue workers with the Mont Blanc service say they've now tasked helicopters to fly over the Alpine mountain, the tallest in Europe, to help find six climbers who went missing on Wednesday. Published August 13, 2014

** FILE ** Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod appears on CBS' "Face the Nation" in Washington on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/CBS News, Chris Usher)

Obama soldier David Axelrod blasts Hillary Clinton on Twitter

David Axelrod, a former adviser to President Obama with a reputation for Chicago-style politics and a win-at-all-costs attitude, took a jab at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on social media, tweeting a sharp response to her public criticism of White House foreign affairs. Published August 13, 2014

** FILE ** This July 29, 2014, file photo shows former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as she greets a customer during a book signing of her new book "Hard Choices" at Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

Progressives warn Hillary Clinton to toe the anti-intervention line

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have scored a few points with her followers for blasting President Obama's foreign policy mantra — summed up in the White House catchphrase of "don't do stupid stuff" — but progressives aren't amused. Published August 12, 2014

Catholic League is OK with 'Black Jesus' character who smokes, drinks

The Catholic League said the "Black Jesus" character on the Adult Swim network may drink, smoke and try to pick up women — but that he has some redeeming qualities, nonetheless, and the show could actually draw viewers to the spiritual light. Published August 12, 2014

** FILE ** Lt. Richard Ko sifts through marijuana plants in a field on Wednesday in Sanger, Calif. California narcotics officers have pulled millions fewer pot plants from remote forests than in past years. (Associated Press)

Berkeley, Calif., City Council votes to give free pot to poor

Call it compassionate distribution, but City Council members for the liberal enclave of Berkeley, California, just passed an ordinance mandating medical marijuana dispensaries set aside 2 percent of their product stashes to distribute to low-income users for free. Published August 12, 2014

** FILE ** President Obama speaks to the press from Chilmark, Mass., during his family vacation on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Aug. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama tosses expletive to fend off foreign policy critics

A frustrated President Obama offered up a very un-presidential response to lawmakers from both sides of the political aisle who say he could have averted Islamic State atrocities with stronger Syrian policy, reportedly calling such suggestions "horse [expletive]." Published August 12, 2014

FILE - This undated file photo posted by the Raqqa Media Center, a Syrian opposition group, on Monday, June 30, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from extremist Islamic State group during a parade in Raqqa, Syria. Activists have reported two cases of stoning this month in the Syrian northern province of Raqqa. The first case of stoning occurred in the town of Tabqa. A day after the July 17, 2014, stoning of Shamseh Mohammed Abdullah, 26, Faddah al-Sayed Ahmad was stoned to death in the provincial capital of Raqqa. (AP Photo/Raqqa Media Center, File)

Women stoned to death for adultery in Syria

Two women were sentenced to death by stoning in a 24-hour period for supposed acts of adultery — verdicts handed down by clerics in Syria affiliated with Islamic State. Published August 11, 2014